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User Topic: He wanted everyone. He pursued everyone.
solus sto
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Default  Posted: 2:30 PM, May 15th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

(((Ruby))) I am so sorry you have the need to be here, but glad you found us. I am also glad that you now have at least a hunk of truth upon which to base your future decisions.

My story is much like yours, though I did not discover the extent of the duplicity until I was much older than you.

Please, know this: no matter what the outcome, in terms of your marriage, you will survive and thrive.

You do not require the "love" of an intimidating and physically abusive cheater--a "man" who, despite "love" for you and undeniable chemistry--watched you be taken in handcuffs to jail to take the heat off himself.

You need, instead, a tremendously skilled IC, some good legal counsel (and hey! also think about finishing that law degree!), and some serious space from this man. Because you do not know him, and strangers are dangerous.

With time and very hard work, you may become acquainted with the man he really is. You might learn (if he does hard work) that he can become safe, become a man who allows you to truly know him, so that you can assess whether you wish to be with him. But until that work is done, he will remain a dangerous stranger.

I am so sorry. I am divorcing a stranger I've "known" (been with) for over 35 years. It's mind-boggling, but truth is a gift, so be sure you continue to seek it.


BS-me, 52
WH (Trac-fone), 52, PD
2 kids-DD25, DS18
multiple d-days
DIVORCING
Alone, most strangely, I live on~Rupert Brooke

Posts: 8690 | Registered: Jan 2011 | From: midwest
doggiediva
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Default  Posted: 3:34 PM, May 15th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

No you are not inferior at all..You are stunned at what has become your nightmare of a life... And I agree, life as we know it does change on a dime..

I think you are doing as well or better than anyone else who is in the same situation, but it isn't about judging you or comparing what you are doing to what other people would want you to do..

Just do the best you know how to ensure the physical and mental safety of you and your little ones..

Please keep posting here..


Don't tie your happiness to the tail of somebody else's kite

Posts: 1179 | Registered: Nov 2011
Rubyrain
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Default  Posted: 2:43 AM, May 16th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Oh god. I'm so sad. I'm so so so fucking sad. I don't know what to do with my feelings. I don't see how I can live through this.


Me: BS 37
Him: SA 34
Dday: 3/22/14
4 years together and 2 kids
Porn, strippers, contacted escorts... what more?

Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.
-Kurt Vonnegut


Posts: 39 | Registered: Mar 2014
Edie
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Default  Posted: 3:49 AM, May 16th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm very glad you are out of that situation. Clearly, your dreams have come crashing down around you, like many here after Dday. There are many other dreams and goals you can have, once you have come to terms with your loss. Not everybody here has been a target of physical abuse, but will have huge empathy for your situation, I hope you hear it and feel the support.

Personally, I congratulate you on getting out. You are still very young, and I feel your life is just beginning, rather than ending as you are feeling.

I regarded Dday as a wake-up call, and hope you can reframe it that way also; that will empower you.



Maybe a long walk in the Hindu Kush would do it?
BW (me) 52
FWS 55
Together 29 years; 2 DDs 15 & 12
Dday Dec 08 (confessed) Feb 09 16 other OW confessed. OW17 tried her unedifying hardest until Aug 09. R'd.

Posts: 5115 | Registered: Nov 2009 | From: UK
Rubyrain
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Default  Posted: 2:13 PM, May 16th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I guess I can't use the quote feature yet. I really appreciate all the support, thank you. I'm so sensitive to judgment right now that some of the comments here really freak me out and make me feel out of place in this community. Like this one:

"Ruby, if you choose to go back to this man after all he's done to you, then you can no longer claim victim status. It will be on you next time something happens."

I'm not looking to claim "victim status," how horrid that one would even desire that. And why the heavy handed judgment? I have read so many posts from women wrestling with terrible decisions, torn between starting over and taking back a partner who has cheated, lied, and even abused them, and other posters rally behind them with commiseration and support. But my thoughts about that same decision have been dismissed and invalidated.

All of this stuff, every last story I've read on this site, all of the things these WSs have done would have been deal breakers to me before I had to walk a mile in these shoes. Our deal is most likely broken. He cheated on me and hit me! Fuck! I'm so outraged and so devastated. And I can't talk to ANYONE IRL about this because I need to be able to work through my feelings without anyone judging me. I don't want to be told what to do. I hoped to find people here who could understand, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate the kindness in most of y'all's posts. But I'm really hung up on the harsh judgey ones. Please give me the same respect you'd give me if he hadn't hit me. Although that is clearly the assumption, and it ultimately may, right now at this juncture that fact does not make my decision easier. It just makes my pain greater and my life more complicated than if he had not.

[This message edited by Rubyrain at 2:26 PM, May 16th (Friday)]


Me: BS 37
Him: SA 34
Dday: 3/22/14
4 years together and 2 kids
Porn, strippers, contacted escorts... what more?

Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.
-Kurt Vonnegut


Posts: 39 | Registered: Mar 2014
Rubyrain
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Default  Posted: 2:39 PM, May 16th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I have told him that I will not R. I canceled future appointments with our MC. We started going immediately but It felt like too little too late. He's still seeing his IC and I'm still seeing mine. His IC is a CSAT, and he says 3-5 years of intensive therapy at least. H is willing to do it, good for him. I want him to, for our kids' sake, even if we never have a relationship again.

The emotional abuse was not a deal breaker for me. It was unacceptable, and I had lots of words with him over it. He never "got away with" talking to me like that. I was insisting we see a MC right before this happened because I hated that he'd go there in fights. It might have eventually become a deal breaker by eroding my respect for him and just being too hurtful, but it just wasn't a nuclear bomb like cheating or physical abuse. I wouldn't want to, but I could probably spend my life with a man if the worst of him was that every so often he'd be a complete asshole during a fight. Maybe y'all will think me weak for that, but I'm just being honest.


Me: BS 37
Him: SA 34
Dday: 3/22/14
4 years together and 2 kids
Porn, strippers, contacted escorts... what more?

Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.
-Kurt Vonnegut


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